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Old 08-06-2010, 04:41 PM   #1
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Cold Air Intake?

What is the general consensus out there on cold air intakes for the TJ? They've made a noticable difference on the cars I've driven but I have never heard of a Jeep having one (I am 1 month in on my 02 Sport). For those of you that have them, do they make a difference? Is it worth it? I'm just looking for a little bit of a power boost and if mpg comes with it, then great.

What brands are recommended? Are they tricky to install or is it a pretty easy install even for a newbie? Any help is appreciated, thanks!

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The general consensus is that our money is better spent elsewhere. Our 4.0L engines don't benefit from a lot of the bolt-ons.

A few searches will give you endless reading on the topic :-)

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Old 08-06-2010, 04:51 PM   #3
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i just put a cone filter on my jeep, we used the same air pipe and honestly i think its running easier but it may just be my imagination. its a fourbanger btw
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Old 08-06-2010, 04:54 PM   #4
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Your jeep is already engineered perfectly fine so you will not benefit from one.
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Old 08-06-2010, 06:14 PM   #5
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CAI products are a great money maker for their manufacturers but a complete waste of $$$ for us TJ owners. The TJ's stock OE air intake system can already breathe well enough in stock form to provide more air than the engine can consume at wide-open throttle and redline rpms. That isn't true for all vehicles but it is for the TJ.
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